Questions tagged [export]

Questions involving export-compatibility with other graphics software. Exporting involves converting Blender-native file into an external file type, for the purpose of editing or viewing that file in another program.

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Does a model exporter embedding materials as GLSL scripts exist?

as described in Blender Shader in OpenGL/GLSL, it is possible to export the (unoptimized) GLSL code generated by Blender for a given material. Since the viewport can use such GLSL for real-time ...
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help with exporting game as .exe

I've been working on a game with levels. I know how to use scenes and transferring to scenes for the levels but it's getting laggy and slow. I know I can just do 'Start Game From File'. That will ...
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Converting an obj sequence to a .bobj fluid sim cache?

I'm wondering if there is any way to accomplish turning an obj sequence exported from realflow into a .bobj fluid cache that I could then trick blender into loading as a native fluid sim cache. So far ...
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FBX Import - What do these settings mean?

When importing an FBX file, most of the settings are self-explainable, however, there are some settings that I'm curious to know the meaning/use of. These are: (1) Import User Properties (what are ...
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Exporting an object as “.json” file, how? (Blender 2.8)

I've searched since hours now on the internet and didn't found any solution for this problem. So, i want to export an object as an .json file for a game, that only uses that kind of file. I've seen, ...
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Unable to export per vertex data to wavefront

I am trying to reconstruct a cube with normals that look like in the very first animation in the "Introducing normals" part of this article. If I start out with the default cube, smooth the faces and ...
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Wrong Size and Position After Importing in Cities Skylines

I used Blender in Mac OS to create a model for Cities Skylines game. The final model is like that. But when I import the model in Cities Skylines, the preview is like that. Any help? Thanks,
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Export 3D model from Blender to .U3D for use in PDF file

.pdf files supports Displaying 3D models, you can view the model from any angle by mouse movements - sort of like looking through the viewport, only the object is fully rendered, "real", etc. This ...
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Export tangent space FBX

I'm trying to get the tangent space information in my exported files, but it never seems to appear. I have a simple model with a UV mapping and export to FBX. The resulting file has no mention of ...
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Undefined normal vector by converting .blend file

I hope my first post here isn't that much off-topic. Well, I had some times ago an project with Ogre3d. My designer used Blender. When ever he made a model for me, it looked in the Blender window fine,...
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Exporting to Collada --> Loss of Transparency

I created an object with glass-like appearance upon rendering using raytracing in blender, but when I export to collada, the material's transparency doesn't seem to be transferred. Is there any way I ...
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Getting NURBS in and out of Blender

Is there a working way to get NURBS curves into and out of Blender? FBX supports this, but when I import an FBX with NURBS, the curve is not created. I've tried with several versions. FBXes exported ...
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Updating very old add ons for use in Blender 2.8-2.9 onwards

I have a question regarding a very old add on for Blender, that I am hoping to make work in the current version. Currently, I have gotten into to developing add ons for the Space Simulation software ...
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Weird blown out colours in renders eevee

I have a weird problem with blown out colors when I render with atmosphere and bloom. It's weird because I'm rendering a video with 300 frames, and the glitch shows up at about 30 random frames. I can ...
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Export UVs to .png - output with alpha is different when launched from command line

I need to programmatically export the UVs of a lot of .objs. I am using the bpy.ops.uv.export_layout() fn. Since this step is part of a more complex pipeline, I am launching Python from the command ...
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How to export Bone Weights?

I am editing the default OBJ exporter of Blender (io_scene_obj) to create my own version which supports bone weights, for skeletal animation. I now know how to access the bone weights per vertex in ...
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Actions name when exporting to FBX

I named my actions in the Action Editor. 01_Stop, 02_Walking and so on.. However, when I export my model and my animations (actions) to .fbx, the names are messed up, it adds the name of every parent ...
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Grease pencil vector export

Is there a way to export the new and wonderful grease pencil in any vector format. This would be so nice for logos and graphical stuff!!!!
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How to convert .obj to .stl in blender via python script

I want to convert .obj to .stl in blender via python script.Here is my code. ...
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Animation smoothness and correctness when exporting

I have a very low-poly model with an armature, animated with 4 key-frames over a cycle that I want to repeat seamlessly and smoothly. In Blender itself, I get a mostly smooth rotation, but with a ...
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Avoid converting to tris when preparing file to 3D print

I created a low poly alien in blender and wanted to print it exactly the way I created it. It's modeled in quads which are converted to tris when exporting the stl. I know stl works with tris but it ...
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How to export ply file with RGB color

I want to export ply file of an object in a format like below. ...
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Issues exporting large amounts of animations to Unity

I'm having a few issues I have been trying to work around for a few months now when I'm trying to export a large group of animation Actions or NLA animations. When I try exporting all my actions into ...
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How to transfer rigged model from Blender to Maya?

What is the best way to export a rigged model from Blender to Maya? Which format is preferable, should some settings be tweaked? Or is the whole idea wrong and the rig won't work properly after ...
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map_Kd missing from MTL file

I am trying to add colours to a cube and export them as an OBJ file for use with a 3d printing program. When I do so, the MTL file is created, but the map_Kd file is not noted in the MTL and ...
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FBX Export parented objects are missing

I have a Problem with the 7.4 binary FBX Export from blender that when I Import my FBX File in Unity or Substance that some objects what are parented are missing. When I unparent them and Export ...
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“Bake” curve modifier to use mesh & animation in Unreal Engine

Edit adressing duplicate..below the "Old" question I'm currently trying to create text animations in Blender which I later want to use in the Unreal Engine. As the text should not just follow a ...
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Invalid number of vertices on an edge - Error while exporting

I'm using the DFF Importer/Exporter. Using that I imported a player model from GTA and edited it (changed UV map, deleted some vertices, added some vertices). Now I can't export it. I just get this ...
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Is it possible to bake multiple emission materials to one single texture?

I am currently trying to export a Material ID texture to use with Quixel, however I have been unable to bake the material colors to one single texture as all the colors are a different material on the ...
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Open export file window using my operator

I want to know how I can call and open the bvh export menu from my python operator (button)? I've looked into it and I found that the ...
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How to Export a rendered image to RAW single channel

I am trying to create a height map that I can import in Supreme Commander Editor. Other software like softdesk and photoshop seem to manage this but I can't figure out how to do it with Blender. ...
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Best lossless video output format for later conversions for web

I'm creating an animation (with sound) in blender that's gonna be an HTML5 video. As browsers are quite picky, I'll probably need to embed the video into the web page in multiple different formats for ...
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Export smooth SVG using Freestyle

I'm using Freestyle in Blender to export a drawing to an SVG file. The file can be found here: http://www.speedyshare.com/dxsfw/box.blend When rendered as a png it looks like this I was interested ...
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OpenCTM import and output addon to work in recent Blender

The plugins included with the OpenCTM compressed triangle mesh format doesn't work out of the box with Blender 2.7. Has anyone managed to modify these to make them work with the latest Blender ...
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problem with export animation to fbx

I have an 3d model of a human with an animation on it. I want to export this to FBX to use in PlayCanvas. In PlayCanvas the mesh loads fine but I can't see the animation so I thought maybe there's a ...
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How to export blender material files to Unity

I made this car with blender and I used some materials in my design. I exported car and materials. When I use in unity I can't see the materials. I try a lot of way but I didn't fix this problem. ( I ...
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How can I export an FBX with Textures

I cannot seem to get my model to export as an FBX with the textures intact. Is there a tutorial that shows how to do this? Thanks!
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How to apply and export baked cycles textures.

so I have successfully baked a texture onto my object in cycles. Is this new image texture already applied as a texture? When exporting, for example, with collada, it's recommended to export from the ...
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How can I export Exact material name with FBX?

I exported from blender to a fbx file and I use a converter that convert to a custom format for game engine, but fbx export name of material with image name like this ...
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The Freestyle check box in the Render tab reads “Freestyle SVG Export” instead of “Freestyle”

I'm using Blender 2.91. I've watched a couple of videos where the plugin is called "Freestyle" However, when I enable the only plugin I can find Preferences -> add-ons it called itself &...
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I'm trying to export a character to UE4, but I can't seem to export the shape key animation and bone constraints, how could I get around this?

Hello! I have been working on a character for a project of mine and have encountered a few issues. Software: I am using Blender version 2.90.1 and Unreal Engine version 4.25.4. Model description: ...
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Pac-Man Type Animation to Unity

I am making Pac-Man mouth close/open animation. My goal is to bring it into Unity. At first I made this combination of a sphere and a cube by using boolean modifier. Then I changed the size of the ...
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How can I make an animation using importing several x3d files to Blender by scripting?

I have some x3d files made by ParaView. I need to write a script to import these objects sequentially to Blender and make an animation. When each object is imported to 3D View Editor, a keyframe ...
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Exporting animation to FBX

I have a problem with exporting animation from Blender to FBX. After I export to fbx, I open fbx file with FBX Review and can not see any animation. When I import fbx back to blender there is no ...
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What units of intensity do Blender's lights use?

The "Sun" type has "Strength", but the other types have "Power". What are the units for these lights? Lumens? Lux? Candelas? They all default to 100, so maybe it's a ...
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Blender 2.80 GLTF Import and Export Issues

I am having an issue with Blender 2.80 on Ubuntu 19.10 Linux. If I attempt to import any GLTF files, Blender crashes immediately and I can't find any logs in my /tmp/ directory. The second part of ...
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Importing arbitrary per vertex information with a model

I am working with some models from a game (Treasure Planet Battle at Procyon), which have their own proprietary binary format (.mdb). I have managed to decode it to some extent, and export the ...
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How to batch export all UV layouts for multiple objects?

I'd like to export UV sets for several objects which I need to be separated. Imagine one layer per object on a PSD file... right now im exporting the maps one by one but would like to try writing a ...
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Blender not responding when I try to export fbx with baked auto rig pro armature with animations

I've been using Auto Rig Pro for rigging, animating and exporting my character(humanoid for Unity), and it worked fine so far. I have made a copy of already existing character(that I previously made ...
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Parent - children chain messed up after exporting to FBX

Blender 2.82a. I have the following setup (see the 1st picture): Cube at position 0,0,0 Cube.001 (child of Cube) at position 0,0,3 Cube.002 (child of **Cube.001" - grandchild) - on position 3,0,3 ...

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